LAPC #221: Flower Favourites, and Why?

This week, Ann Christine has asked us to show some of our favourite flowers, and reasons why they are.

First up… magnolias. At my last property, I had a magnolia Susan, and a lovely tree it was, with lovely strong waxy petals – vibrant and colourful when it came into flower:

We had a small Spartan apple tree, and the abundant blossom always put a smile on my face:

Apple blossom

Another much loved plant was our wisteria – beautiful, fairly delicately coloured flowers with a lovely perfume:

Wisteria


Another flower I love is the poppy. This one seen on a very windy day at Wisley, and I just managed to capture it as it was being blown about in a field of wild flowers (which create the colourful bokeh):

….and here is a field of poppies seen on a visit to the Villa Adriana in Lazio, Italy:

Poppies, Italy

And now for a plant my late mother introduced me to, an eryngium (eryngium giganteum) known as Miss Wilmott’s ghost, so called as it would pop up in her neighbours gardens after she had furtively scattered the seeds:


And finally, another flower I love as it looks beautiful both in full bloom, and as it begins to decay – the tulip. Firstly, these seen in my late mother’s garden, well over a decade and a half ago:

Contrasting tulips

…and now for one demonstrating a Graceful Exit:

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34 comments

  1. Well, every one of those flowers (apart perhaps from the tulips) are favourites with me, so this was a post with my name on it. Thanks!

  2. Amy

    Beautiful, indeed! Love the single poppy image, it’s an artwork, Sue.

    • Sue

      Thank you, Amy! It took me quite a while to get that image, as getting the flower in focus at f2.8 in a very blustery breeze was quite difficult thing!!

  3. Oh Sue, these photos are all so gorgeous. I can see why you like them. I wasn’t introduced to wisteria until we move to Oregon. In our first apartment, we had 30′ feet or more of wisteria in from of our street. Stunning. 😀

  4. All Spring flowers, Sue, though I’m not sure about the eryngium. It’s the best time, isn’t it?

  5. Water droplets, a windswept poppy and a fabulous decaying tulip – perfect.

  6. Perhaps it is your photographic skill, but you manage to make each bloom look very dramatic.

  7. A wonderful collection of flowers Sue 🙂

  8. Excellent. Love the magnolia shot.

  9. Excellent choices and photography!

  10. Wonderful and I loved your graceful exit.

  11. Wonderful gallery, Sue! Many beautiful favourites with me as well – and so beautifully photographed. You know I love wisteria, and hopefully mine too will flower next year. The magnolia is so lovely with droplets on – and I hoped you would make a graceful exit! And you did – a master of withering beauty you are, Sue.

  12. I’m awe one after another. Nicely captured absolutely stunning

  13. love the variety – from the drips on the pink blooms t the white backdrop with the closing yellow flower – so nice in textures too

  14. Stunning collection of blooms!
    I am particularly taken by the black tulip – I don’t think I’ve ever seen them in this hue before.

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